Register now for BUST! 2017 Circus Intensive

BUST IS NOW FULL! Email to be placed on the waiting list.

BUST! is a 6-week intensive that uses circus disciplines, physical theater exercises, storytelling, and embodied discussion as a way to build community, explore notions of strength and dignity, examine femininity, deconstruct the gender binary, and uncover the richness of our full voices.

The intensive is open to all those who self-identify as women, trans* or gender- non conforming. All shapes, sizes, ages (16 – 70+), and backgrounds are welcome! Absolutely no circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes take place in the evenings and on weekends, May 2oth – July 2nd. Tuition assistance is available.

As a culmination of this exploration, students create a show to be performed on June 30th and July 1st at the Wise Fool studio. No previous circus experience of any kind is required!!

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Navarasa Dance Theater Workshops March 18 and 19

Navarasa Dance Theater workshops at Wise Fool!
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Mallakhamb aerial rope
(for aerial students only)
Saturday, March 18
2:00-3:30 p.m. $30
Inspired by ancient Indian acrobatic forms and modern day sports of Rope and Pole Mallakhamb, this class is designed for strength, conditioning and flexibility training. Students will learn Yoga-like postures and acrobatic feats on the rope as well as stretching and conditioning exercises, and developing core energy. 
Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that originates from India. Competitors perform different acrobatic skills on either a wooden pole or long hanging rope. The students learn to perform yoga poses and dance combinations inspired by Karanas (Natya Shastra 2nd Cen CE).
Ways of Expression – Storytelling through your body
(for all ages and experience)
Sunday, March 19
1:00-2:30 p.m. $25
This workshop is designed for people from different walks of life trying to find their creative voice or to find a way to express their inner artists. Using simple physical movements, gestures, voice, breath and space, participants will share stories from their life or from their imagination. Techniques are drawn from Indian Classical Dance, folktale traditions and women’s tales.

Navarasa performs “A Story and A Song” at Wise Fool, 3/18

Saturday, March 18th, 7pm

Wise Fool Studio, 1131 Siler Rd

Navarasa Dance Theater is a pioneering South-Asian Contemporary Dance Theater company with a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary works inspired by Bharatanatyam and folk dance forms, martial arts (Kalarippayattu), diverse theater and music traditions, aerial dance, yoga and storytelling.


Navarasa will be performing A Story and A Song, a tale of women, environment and love told with wit and dynamic interplay of classical dance (Bharatanatyam), martial arts (Kalari ppayattu), yoga, aerial dance, theater and music.


Reserve your seat today! Tickets available online at


Navarasa’s choreography is grounded in traditional Indian dance, but reaches outward. They incorporate modern dance, Indian martial arts, aerial dance, Bollywood’s pop influences — all with an eye for originality and a skillful use of space,sending dancers into eye-catching floor patterns. Embedded are compelling dances: an acrobatic solo up and down a roughly 10-foot-tall wooden column, a sensuous, serpentine duet, a fighting dance with the clash of wooden canes."  -- Boston Globe